Category Archives: Identity Politics

GORDON: If white nationalism becomes a real threat, the Liberals will only have themselves to blame

The Trudeau government is pushing the narrative that white nationalism is a dire threat to Canada and the world. According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, “Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, ‘incels,’ nativists and radical anti-globalists who resort to violent acts are a threat to the stability of my country and countries around the world.” The prime minister and other cabinet ministers have echoed similar messages over the past month.

It’s a dangerous pattern this government has displayed in playing identity politics. The Liberals are singling out and magnifying the infinitesimal minority of “white” Canadians who are extremists, all while ignoring or even covering up the extremism coming from minority groups, such as removing “Sikh extremism” from a government report on terrorism.

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House Dems Introduce Bill To Force Schools To Allow Transgender Male Athletes To Compete As Females

All but one Democrat in the House of Representatives (and at least two Republicans) have signed on to a bill that would force schools to allow male athletes who identify as women to compete on women-only sports teams even if they have a clear statistical advantage over female athletes.

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Steven Spielberg Meets With Puerto Ricans To Avoid Backlash Against His ‘West Side Story’ Remake, Promises It’ll Be Anti-Trump

Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg will be directing his first musical — a remake of the 1961 Academy Award-winning classic “West Side Story” about a Puerto Rican gang facing off against a white American gang on the streets of New York. Fearing a potential backlash, the director recently met with students and faculty at the University of Puerto Rico to hear their perspective on how they should be represented.

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Franco Terrazzano: Canadians are united. It’s the politicians that are the problem

On the surface it appears Canadians are sick of each other.

In 2018 there were talks of separation, tensions boiling over unfair transfer payments, massive public rallies, opposition to development and a mini-trade war.

But the problem isn’t with the people; Canadians are united. The problem is with politicians. A core role of government is dispute avoidance and resolution. Yet, politicians are ducking accountability for their failures on this front and pitting Canadians against each other.

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Ocasio-Cortez to Muslim Activists: ‘We Can Throw Down’ for Left-Wing Agenda ‘as a Posse’

Speaking at a “My Muslim Vote” rally in Dearborn, Michigan, Ocasio-Cortez asked activists to send Michigan Congressional candidates like Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz Saad with her to Congress and declared, “2018 isn’t the year that we get our first Muslim woman to Congress… it’s that we get our first class of Muslim women.”

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WSO Helping To Introduce Kirpan Accommodation On BC Ferries

The WSO was contacted last summer by several Sikh passengers who were told that their kirpans were not permitted on BC Ferries and must be stowed in their luggage. The WSO contacted BC Ferries and provided information on the significance of the kirpan and about accommodation policies in other settings such as trains, courthouses, stadiums and buses across Canada.

Ahh the slippery slope of religious accommodation.

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The first culture war

As we mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, it is clear that the moral wounds it inflicted on Western culture have not healed. Recent incidents, such as the rejection of Remembrance Day poppies by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU), or Southampton University Students’ Union’s (SUSU) threat to paint over a mural dedicated to war heroes, are symptomatic of the sense of malaise and confusion regarding the memorialisation of the First World War.

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White students ‘feel unable to talk about race and it’s stifling debate’, universities minister warns

The minister stressed these are symptoms of a student ‘monoculture’ which assigns people an ‘identity’ and tells them they cannot comment on anything else. He insisted labelling people and putting them in ‘silos’ is damaging because it stops them speaking freely.

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